Caring for Milwaukee Waterways with MCHS Community Corps

In this episode of The S-Files, we are exploring the service stories of two AmeriCorps members, Shirley Aspinall and Nicole Chavez, who are serving with Marshfield Clinic Health System AmeriCorps Community Corps at Milwaukee Riverkeeper. Shirley describes her role as Communications Coordinator, promoting efforts to the public to recruit volunteers for water quality monitoring, river cleanups, and other projects, as well as assisting community education efforts. Nicole describes her role as Sustainability Coordinator, which focus primarily as serving as the volunteer coordinator for the Plastic Free MKE coalition and multiple efforts to inform the public. Both of them describe their service helping to organize and participate in the annual Earth Day river cleanup, which had 4,300 volunteers at 82 sites clean up 106,000 pounds of trash along the different waterways. Listen to learn about how Nicole and Shirley are assisting efforts to improve the quality of Milwaukee’s rivers through educating the public, training and coordinating volunteers, and connecting people to their local waterways.